If you are an educator, you know there are several molecular spectroscopy techniques and applications that can help your students reveal the mysteries of polymers and plastics, from research to failure analysis, quality control and beyond. We’ve recorded three webinars of lesson plans that you can add to your supply of educational materials for the classroom. You can find them on this Webinar Page; just click on the “Education” tab to download and watch them all now or later. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.
- Yin and Yang in Chemistry Education – Using NMR and IR in the Teaching Lab
Empower your chemistry students with the fundamentals of spectral interpretation through verifying chemical structure with NMR and IR spectroscopy. This webinar demonstrates how NMR and IR can provide complementary structural information for characterizing a synthetic reaction while providing a hands-on experience for learning the fundamentals of spectral interpretation.
- Quick and Easy Solutions to Teaching FT-IR Analysis
This webinar takes you through the basics of FTIR spectroscopy as well as providing insight into how to use the accessories and analyze the resulting spectra. Learn how to teach the technique of FTIR in a laboratory setting as well as how to use the Educational Kit to analyze liquids and gases.
- Teaching Spectroscopy in the High School Classroom
This webinar demonstrates how to incorporate UV-Vis and FTIR spectroscopy into the high school curriculum. Discussion of applications includes UV-Vis for kinetics and equilibrium experiments and IR for the identification of polymer and other compounds. Experiments covered include an aspirin lab UV-Vis and a polymer lab for IR.
And here’s a reminder that our online FTIR Spectroscopy Learning Center is full of educational resources and is available anytime you need it. You can find everything FTIR, from the most basic (what do “FT” and “IR” mean?) to applications using hyphenated techniques, like TGA-IR. Along the way, you can find information on sample preparation for transmission experiments, the power of FTIR Microscopy and charts relating chemical structure to the infrared spectrum.
Feel free to let your students know that there is a variety of free resources available to them – from FTIR basics, to sampling techniques and applications. They can even download an FTIR Sample Handling infographic that includes an easy-to-read chart of Sample Types Index, Methods and Ratings.
Fill your virtual backpack with these great free supplies and have a successful school year.
[Editor’s Note: Take a look at this article in Lab Manager magazine, New technology is making even high-end instruments more affordable and accessible to science students, which discusses the impact accessibility to high-end instruments can have on a science student’s growth.]